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positive vibe in St. Croix

8 Great Things To Do in St. Croix

The variety and quality of cuisine really impressed me on my two visits to St. John (still one of my favorite places in the world). When I was invited to a culinary trip to its sister island of St. Croix, I could not say Yes fast enough. St. Croix is one of the three major US Virgin […]

positive vibe in St. Croix

8 Great Places to Eat in St Croix

As one St. Croix local told me, “The only bad meal you will have on St. Croix is Wendy’s or McDonald’s.” Mr. Ames—the driver for our group of four travel writers—says there are many great places to eat in St. Croix and that his favorite is Chicken Shack (included below). St. Croix is relatively isolated, […]

8 Great Instagram Worthy Places in St Kitts by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Instagram Worthy Places in St Kitts for Vacation Photos

When you visit St. Kitts in the dead of winter, make sure you share your amazing fortune on your social media accounts. I mean really, your friends back home definitely prefer seeing you enjoying your Caribbean vacation instead of shoveling snow from their driveways. Here is a starter list of great Instagram worthy places in […]

8 Great Park Hyatt St Kitts Travel Tips. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Park Hyatt St Kitts Travel Tips

Park Hyatt St Kitts opened in November 2017 and last week I visited the magnificent resort in the Caribbean West Indies. You know, as a research project for you. Read on to learn what to pack, what not to pack, what to expect, secret places to visit, and more, all at the spectacular new Park […]

Absolutely Inspiring Please to Visit in 2018. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Things to Do in Havana Cuba

8 Great Things to Do in Havana Cuba Only 90 miles South of Key West and under an hour flight from Miami, Havana awaits you. There is no other city like Havana. With its explosion of color and contrasts from the old, crumbling buildings to the world famous, pristine 1950’s American classic cars, Havana is […]

8 great Fathom cruise secrets

8 Great Fathom Cruise Secrets

Recently I sailed on Fathom Adonia between Miami and Dominican Republic. Fathom is a new cruise line concept, promoting impact travel and traveling with a purpose—giving back to the local destination that you visit while on vacation. In this article I share some Fathom Cruise secrets. Plenty of articles cover the basics of Fathom—destinations (Dominican Republic and Cuba, for now), ship and stateroom layout, […]

Rumdiggity AKA McCool's Island Dream by Charles McCool

Heat Relief: McCool’s Island Dream

I invented a drink! My recipe was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Caribbean Living. If you concocted your own cocktail, what would you name it? I decided to call it McCool’s Island Dream but I also informally call it rumdiggity. On this hottest of hot days at McCool Travel HQ, the staff will surely […]

Jacobs Ladder bus stop on St. John USVI

St. John, USVI Basics

St. John, USVI Basics St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands (the others are St. Thomas and St. Croix). 2/3 of the island is a National Park, making St. John a desired destination for nature lovers and people wanting to get away from it all (for a few days or permanently). […]